Ultimate Setup – Mac gaming
With the release of the Steam on Mac OS X, Mac owners can get now take a bigger slice of the gaming pie, and a few choice gaming items can make the difference between pwning and being pwned.
Razer Naga €79.99
As well as a a 5600dpi 3.5G laser sensor and 1ms response time for pinpoint precision in fast-paced gaming situations, the Naga comes loaded with a 12 button thumb grid to programs with all your most-used in-game commands – perfect for MMO games like World of Warcraft.
Mac Pro from £1940
First up you'll need a Mac, and in the spirit of gaming, you'll need the biggest, most powerful Mac you can lay your hands on. If money is no object, plump for the 8-core version with two 2.26GHz Intel Xeon "Nehalem" processors, 6GB of memory and a 640GB hard drive with NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB video memory.
Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ 22" LCD Monitor £235
The 2233RZ's 120Hz refresh rate is twice that of most monitors, meaning not only that you get silky smooth, blur-free motion, but also the option to pair it with NVIDIA's GEF 3D Vision glasses at a later date.
Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110 £70
Every gamer's desktop needs a bit of a light show. You can adjust the colour of the G110's backlit keys (i12 of which are programmable), plus there are headphone and USB ports and even a removable palm rest to stave off game-induced carpal tunnel syndrome.
Turtle Beach PX21 £70
And because you don't want any disruptions (and neither do your neighbours), the PX21 will let you have the sound cranked up whenever you like. Meanwhile its Stereo Expander helps you hear who's sneaking up on you and Chat Boost punches up chat volume so you can always be heard over game sound.